Why Montessori School?
North End Montessori School in Manchester, NH provides families with access to academic programs and before and after school care for Toddler through Grade 4 learners in the timeless philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori.
Our approach and method of hands-on learning in multi-age classrooms with dedicated teachers affords families outstanding value in private school education. Each classroom curriculum features academic programs and materials that enhance young learners’ experiences and growth.
Toddler Childcare at North End Montessori School is open to students from 15 months through 3 years old. Our Montessori-inspired environment and toddler childcare curriculum balances flexible time for independence with group time to support your child’s growth and brain development during these critical foundation years. Learn more about our Toddler Childcare Program.
Montessori Preschool at North End Montessori School is open to students from 2.9 years to 6 years old. Our mixed-age classroom of Preschool and Kindergarten students fosters a 36-month continuum of learning in the same class with the same teacher, unlike public school age-segregated classrooms. This is a distinct advantage, as faculty members get to know students’ personal learning styles and can tailor an individual curriculum for each student, based on learning styles and interests.
Learn more about our Montessori Preschool Program.
Montessori Kindergarten at North End Montessori School is open to students typically at age 5. Our preschool and Kindergarten staff encourages child-directed activities that facilitate a love of learning and regular practice of foundational skills incorporating practical life, sensorial, language, mathematics, geography & culture, science, and art & music. Preschool and kindergarten students are not tested and graded. However, faculty members know the skill level and progress of each child, such as when a student learns to multiply, divide, read blends (two letters together).
Montessori Elementary School
Montessori Elementary School at North End Montessori is open to students 6 years old by Sept. 30. Our curriculum presently includes Grade 1 through Grade 4. Our enriching environment and elementary school academic programs incorporate Dr. Maria Montessori’s method, materials and approach to hands-on learning that supports students’ personal learning styles.
Learn more about our Montessori Elementary School Program.
Our Enrichment Programs provide extracurricular experiences for students to learn various practical skills from professional adjunct faculty members. Families appreciate that enrichment opportunities are offered on our secure campus during recess from academic programs.
Request A Tour
We recommend that parents tour our various multi-age classroom environments with their child to observe and experience student and teacher interaction during the morning work cycle. Tours are by appointment only, at 9:00, 9:30, or 10:00 a.m. See our Admissions page for schedule and details.
Our Approach and Method
Comprehensive programs include Montessori childcare, Montessori preschool and Kindergarten, and Montessori elementary education opportunities. Conveniently located in the heart of the city, our campus consists of two buildings and 15 unique classrooms that span a city block, with free parking.
Our multi-age classrooms provide curriculum -based versus play-based education. Students use proven Montessori materials designed exclusively for learning experiences, as opposed to the popular-culture/entertainment toys typical of traditional daycare and preschool settings.
The Montessori Individualized Learning Process
Students benefit from individual lesson opportunities, small group lessons and whole-class lessons throughout the day at North End Montessori School. Our highly-trained teachers and staff constantly assess the individual progress of each student. Students receive appropriate new studies and lesson opportunities at the time they are ready to receive them, based on their unique individual progress.
The Montessori approach facilitates each student’s excitement for learning based on his or her own choices. This method of accommodating personal learning styles is unique to Montessori pedagogy. In contrast to non-Montessori schools with rote mainstream curriculums and forced lessons, Montessori teachers observe how and when students absorb each lesson, and repeat lessons as much as necessary based on each child’s individual needs.
Montessori school learning communities differ from conventional school, where only learners with learning difficulties typically receive an individual education plan (IEP). This learning environment ensures that every student benefits from lesson plans individualized to their unique learning style. Students gain time to realize their full potential. Students discover how to learn, and this growth enables them to become successful and caring citizens.
The North End Montessori School Difference
North End Montessori School is proud to be the largest urban Montessori School in New Hampshire. Families appreciate that our academic programs provide extraordinary value and education opportunities that fit their needs and reflect their values.
Top 10 Benefits of Enrolling Your Child at North End Montessori School
- Year-round academic programs & curriculum span Childcare through Elementary Gr. 4; and planned 5 & 6
- Before & after school care (7 a.m. start; 6 p.m. end) ensures peace of mind for parents/caregivers
- Rolling enrollment accommodates students year-round vs. traditional public school grade placement
- Up-front inclusive pricing and admissions process enables budgeting and streamlines enrollment
- Multi-age classrooms & low teacher-student ratios enhance and accelerate student development
- Enrichment programs provide additional on-site opportunities to hone a variety of practical skills
- Our Montessori approach respects and facilitates each student’s unique learning journey
- Certified Montessori teachers and curriculum features innovative teaching practices
- Montessori materials (hands on learning tools) facilitate independent studies and problem-solving
- Montessori-inspired indoor/outdoor environments are designed for students in all programs